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Flamingo Hotel
Ranked #16 of 50 Hotels in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“feels like home...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We just completed our second week in two years at Hotel Flamingo, and I’m already planning a return visit. This is the place to stay! The rooms are big, super clean, nicely decorated, and each room has a good sized safe and refrigerator with reasonably priced bottled water and snacks. Walking in to check in, it felt like home. Just about all of the staff are still there from last year’s visit, and seeing them again was like seeing old friends. The staff is fantastic, adding value by calling taxis, helping with restaurant selections, giving directions, and surprising guests with fun towel animals. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to the downtown area and some killer restaurants, and even late at night we felt safe walking back to the hotel. A full breakfast is included with the room, along with free wifi in the common areas. The only negative we found was that with two in a room with a full set of dive gear each, it’s tough to find a place to let it dry without being in the way. However, there is plenty of common space on each floor, and with someone on staff always downstairs, there was no worry that our gear would walk away. I’ve been back about a week now, and have already recommended this place to two others.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Our return flight on 10 October was cancelled and we were rescheduled for the next day. Not at all a bad thing in Cozumel and it gave us the opportunity to try the Flamingo. The beds might be the most comfortable we've slept on in Cozumel. The room was very nice. Good cold air, no noise from the street. Walking distance to all the downtown restaurants etc. Very good breakfast. All been said before but this is a very good value and one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Don F
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at Flamingo and really enjoyed are stay. The price was maybe a little high for what Cozumel offers but compared to other hotels, Flamingo is superior. The rooms are very clean and large. Hotel is updated. A boutique style is the theme of the hotel. The staff was very friendly and the bartender makes great drinks. The Cuban restaurant across the street is very cheap and was probably one of the best meals we ate throughout are travels. I would definitely spend the extra money to come back to Flamingo.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

This boutique hotel is situated down town just off the water. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms where tastily decorated, very clean and comfortable and lets be honest, if those are covered the rest is easy. The bar service is excellent and has a great atmosphere and they serve a good breakfast in the morning. The pricing is right and i would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We just finished our week-long stay at Flamingo Hotel and are already planning our return. The room was well priced and beautifully furnished with a great air conditioner to escape the oppressive heat.

The staff was lovely - Adrien at the front desk helped us organize all sorts of logistics, the breakfast cook was sweet and an amazing chef (breakfast is delicious and light!), Ivan the barman makes arguably the world's best mojitos and the cleaning lady Elizabet is sweet and an amazing hard worker.

The rooms were just perfect. The bar downstairs is lovely. We were there for the big Ironman event in Cozumel so the hotel was filled with athletes. Some young hostelers showed up mid-week and started smoking all over the hotel and trying to smoke in the guest rooms and the owner immediately shut it down (MUCH appreciated by the athletes). They also woke up before dawn to make sure we all had breakfast before the big event. They went above and beyond. I highly recommend this lovely little hotel.

Room Tip: There was no working jacuzzi when we were there and we had a standard room - perfect for 2 people.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Already planning a return trip to stay at this charming little boutique hotel. I loved, loved, loved that it was just 2 blocks off the main square and a half block off the water. Convenient to lots of restaurants and shopping, yet quiet.

The staff is a large part of their success. Ivan at the bar makes a mean Mojito, Adrien at the front desk takes care of all the small details that need tending. Elizabeth takes wonderful care of the rooms leaving a different towel animal on your bed each day and for those of you lucky enough to book directly and get a full breakfast, you'll be well taken care of by the breakfast staff. By the second day, they were able to anticipate our groups' needs and be sure and try the coconut french toast - yummmmmy. Tom is the American owner and he is quite hands on and around the hotel often.

Each room is different but stay in a Superior room if you are travelling as a couple - they have a small refrigerator in each room. If you need two beds in a room, you'll be staying in the Standard rooms or splurge and rent the Penthouse - it is amazing.

There is no pool here but who needs it when you can go to one of the local beach clubs nearby and swim in the gorgeous blue Cozumel water or if you stay in the Penthouse - hop in the jacuzzi tub that is out on the veranda.

We enjoyed ourselves so much, we are making a return trip this fall (something we don't usually do). The rates are a bargain - the dive operation they set you up with is amazing and provides lunch so while you are there you really just have to buy dinner - how cool is that?

Counting the days until I return. Enjoy!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is a great, comfortable, convenient hotel. The staff provides excellent service. This was the second time we stayed here and highly recommend it! We love the decor in the rooms, the bar and throughout the hotel. Make sure to check out the view from the rooftop. We will stay here again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Flamingo Hotel

Property: Flamingo Hotel
Address: Calle 6 Norte 81, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cozumel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 50 Hotels in Cozumel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Flamingo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Flamingo is a unique boutique property located in the cultural center of Cozumel. We are just steps from the water front, dining and shopping attractions of the town square. Yet quietly hidden away....The Flamingo prides itself on a high level of personalized service and attention to our guests needs. For those looking to getaway from today's rapid pace, we provide a spacious and stylish environment in which to relax, meet new friends, and enjoy the better things in life. Our restaurant and bar "Aqua" is a favorite place to make new friends and enjoy a cold drink after a day of activity at the beach or out diving on the reefs. ... more   less 
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